Our illustrious leader Dave Crouse has opened his trap and spilled the beans on our mutual plan to take over the UK, Dave owns archlinux.org.uk and very kindly offered it to me on the understanding I did something that involved some jello, a flying helmet and trampoline?
But seriously I’m pretty excited at the possibility of having a dedicated UK site for ArchLinux users. We are pretty much in the early stages I’ve been doing a lot of research with regards the site itself, the format and what other groups, sites and interest is out on the World Wide Web. While there are numerous groups on FaceBook, Identi.ca, Twitter blah blah blah I only found one website as such http://www.archlinux.co.uk
I have to say in my own personal opinion the site is pretty upsetting for an Arch fan like myself, its full of spam from credit card companies, loan offers and very few if any proper posts for members I have to say I feel slightly sorry for the current owner of the Domain perhaps they did not get the support that they should have?
I emailed them and asked if they would like to transfer the domain to me/Dave which would be good for the .org.uk while I did get a reply I think they are loathed to give up the Domain so I’m hoping once .org.uk takes off they may change their minds.
No firm desicions have been made yet on if the site will have a forum or a mailing list, probably it will have both we may even look at hosting some blogs maybe in conjunction with archlinux.me which is pretty non-discript with regards country.
I’m bursting at the seams to announce it but we need to get something built first before we get flooded with all the homeless UK ArchLinux users and Ex Ubuntu users who will not be able to resist the draw of our community.